Mass vaccination against covid begins in Ecuador with the third dose

In Ecuador, mass vaccination of the population began, with the third dose or booster dose with vaccines against the coronavirus.

This process was scheduled to start in January 2022, however, the health authorities advanced a month, due to the spread of the new Covid-19 variant Ómicron, registered in at least 20 countries in Europe, Latin America and Africa.

The inoculation with these booster doses will be applied to people over 18 years of age, as long as they have already completed 6 months since their last vaccination with the second dose.

In this way, this Wednesday, the vaccination started with all the people who received their last dose on June 1.
Tomorrow people who were inoculated on June 2 will be vaccinated; on Friday, December 3, the booster dose will be given to those vaccinated on June 3; While this Saturday and Sunday those who received their last formula on June 04 and 05, respectively, will be vaccinated.

Review the full schedule

All the population that has been vaccinated, inside and outside the country, with Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, Covishield, Moderna or Novavax will receive the booster doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

People who were vaccinated with the CanSino single dose will be inoculated with this same CanSino booster; while those who received a single dose of Janssen, in other countries, will be vaccinated with Pfizer.

Also, all immunosuppressed people over the age of 12 will receive a booster dose of the same type of vaccine that they received previously. The interval of application of the additional dose will also be 6 months after the last dose received and with the presentation of the specialist’s medical certificate, which must contain the patient’s condition.

Where to get vaccinated?
The booster vaccination will be carried out in all health and vaccination centers authorized nationwide.

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